JOHN W. KING, LT, USN
John King '37
Date of birth: March 8, 1915
Date of death: August 15, 1942
From the 1937 Lucky Bag:
John was lost on August 15, 1942, possibly while piloting an aircraft for Scouting Squadron (VS) 72 aboard USS Wasp (CV 7), near the Solomons Island.
He was designated a Naval Aviator, #10136, in 1941.
Note: USN overseas aircraft loss database shows VS-72 as operating from USS Hornet (CV 8) during this time period. VS-72, which was operating from Wasp during this time, doesn't show any losses on or about this date. Neither carrier's wikipedia pages show any action on this date; Wasp was being refueled to south of Guadalcanal and Enterprise was flying in support of the landings.
His listing late in the Class of 1937 is due to his being maintained in a missing status until officially declared dead on December 4, 1945.